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Cork Community Health Network Meeting

October 13, 2015

Our CEO Maeve Hurley gave a presentation to the Cork Community Health Network in Mayfield Community Development Centre today. The Cork Community Health Network meeting are set up as an opportunity for community and voluntary organisations to work together to promote healthy communities, share best practices and learn from each other. Maeve’s presentation looked at […]

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Focus on workplace well-being can add significantly to profitability

September 30, 2015

Declan Cunningham, Ag Eisteacht4Business Trainer, spoke with the Irish Examiner about how important well-being in the workplace is for the productivity of employees. You can read the article below. 

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Ag Eisteacht Supports Hands Up for Children Campaign

September 30, 2015

Ag Eisteacht is an official supporter of the Hands Up for Children campaign, a group of almost 50 organisations from across Ireland that want to see a move away from crisis driven responses to children and families in need, towards preventative ones. Here are the campaign’s 5 key asks of the next government:  Universal access […]

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Homelessness: an Unhealthy State

September 28, 2015

Yesterday at Dublin City Hall, Dr Austin O’Carroll chaired the launch of the report, Homelessness: an Unhealthy State, by the Partnership for Health Equity. Brendan Mills who leads our Homeless Initiative training attended the launch and thought that some of the findings illustrate the extent of the problem. He was particularly struck by the figure that one […]

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Chartered Accountants Ireland Conference

September 17, 2015

Declan Cunningham, Ag Eisteacht4Business Trainer, will speak at the Chartered Accountants conference in Cork Friday 18th September.  Declan’s speech will look at a practical way of increasing productivity in the workplace. This will be very informative about the benefits of caring about well-being in the workplace. You can find more information about the conference here.

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CEO Maeve Hurley Speaks with the Irish Times

September 10, 2015

Our CEO Maeve Hurley Speaks with Sheila Wayman from the Irish Times. In this conversation they discussed the whether it was okay to lie to children.  Read the article here.

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Course Evaluations and Outcomes

September 8, 2015

We continue to measure outcomes and feedback from our courses. The Feedback from our courses has been really positive this year and includes strong indicators of changes in knowledge, skills and attitudes for course participants. Dr. Sinead Hanafin, Managing Director of Research Matters, has independently evaluated our Brief Encounters® courses. Commissioned courses were delivered to Public Health Nurses, […]

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5 Tips for Building Relationships with Service Users

September 8, 2015

As a frontline worker you will  find that the relationship between you and the client is a key element of the process of engaging and working with them. Connecting with and actively engaging your clients will make them feel at ease when they link with your service. There are a number of things we can […]

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Maeve Hurley Speaks with Kfm

August 27, 2015

Our CEO Maeve Hurley speaks with Ciara Plunkett on Kildare Focus to speak about conflict in relationships. Click here to hear more. 

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Ag Eisteacht CEO chats to Kfm

August 5, 2015

Our CEO, Maeve Hurley, was interviewed by Kfm’s Ciara Plunkett Maeve spoke about Ag Eisteacht and our training. You can listen to the interview here. Listen Live

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Courses Overview

July 29, 2015

People come away from our courses: Enriched with new knowledge and skills for working and living Enlightened with a new awareness and lots of insights Empowered to take opportunities to support clients in their relationships

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Homeless Initiative Training Galway

July 28, 2015

We are very excited to launch our new branding and website. As you may have noticed, we’ve kept some elements of the original logo and website, while updating others. We hope you like our new appearance and that you find the new website easier to get around. If you have any comments or suggestions, feel […]

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How to Argue Better in Business – RTÉ Radio One interview

July 28, 2015

Relationships have a huge impact on health and wellbeing, a fact that is increasingly acknowledged. The magazine ‘Nursing in General Practice’ recently featured an interview with our CEO, Maeve Hurley, who discussed the benefits of our Brief Encounters® training for nurses who work in General Practice, and are regularly ‘turned to’ to by patients visiting […]

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